I spent a few hours at the National Zoo in Washington DC today as part of my Friday phototherapry session. It was such a gorgeous day that at times I wished I had no gear with me at all! In any case, I made my way to the bird house (not easy as the Zoo is pretty torn up with renovations). On my way I was able to capture a Cheetah for the first time (I don't recall ever seeing one) as well as some unusual birds. D700, monopod, VR on. The two bird shots are through screens... Here are a few samples: 1. Cheetah (f2.8 1/1000) 2. Scarlet Ibis (molting; f2.8, 1/100). 3. Red-Legged Seriema (f2.8, 1/100).